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Civilian side of warfare depicted at battlefield

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By Bill Robinson
Register News Writer

KINGSTON, KY — Wherever Civil War armies marched, especially where they fought, civilians were likely to be displaced.

When houses were destroyed or occupied by solders, families had to make do.

The 458 schoolchildren from Madison, Clark, Jackson and Rockcastle counties who visited Battlefield Park on Thursday and Friday learned how civilians were affected by the Civil War as well as how soldiers lived and died.

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